Women in Peacekeeping: A Key to Peace

The conmemoration of the International Day of United Nations Peacekeepers. This day offers a chance to pay tribute to the uniformed and civilian personnel’s invaluable contribution to the work of the Organization and to honour more than 3,900 peacekeepers who have lost their lives serving under the UN flag since 1948, including 102 last year. … Read more Women in Peacekeeping: A Key to Peace

The Future of Energy

Former Acting Under Secretary of Energy Arun Majumdar is interviewed by Professor John Weyant. The United States has been delivering electricity in the same way for over a hundred years – exposed power lines on poles over vast distances. The system is outdated, overloaded, and under-maintained, leading to unfortunate events such as power outages and … Read more The Future of Energy

Women Peacekeepers: A Key to Peace (Peacekeepers’ Day 29 May)

Peacekeeping is a cornerstone of the UN’s peace and security work, and women peacekeepers are a key to its success. Today, more women serve in leadership positions in UN Peacekeeping than ever before. Women serve the UN as part of the military, the police and as civilians. UN Peacekeeping is committed to the full implementation … Read more Women Peacekeepers: A Key to Peace (Peacekeepers’ Day 29 May)

The Lockdown Tapes with Cecilia Brækhus (Ep 12)

Cecilia Brækhus gives an extended interview with Chris Lloyd from Big Bear, California in Lockdown. ‘The First Lady’ recalls her Colombian roots and adoption to a Norwegian family plus early upbringing. Brækhus explains her entry into boxing and struggles with Norway’s “Knockout Law” which banned the pro sport for decades. The Undisputed Welterweight Champ takes … Read more The Lockdown Tapes with Cecilia Brækhus (Ep 12)

Brian Sloan: ‘The ‘Chimera’ of Parenthood’

Speaker: Dr Brian Sloan, College Lecturer & Fellow in Law, Robinson College, Cambridge A joint seminar between Cambridge Reproduction and the Cambridge Socio-Legal Group. In 2015, The Independent newspaper reported the case of a man who had ‘failed’ a paternity test in the United States because the genetic material in his saliva was different from … Read more Brian Sloan: ‘The ‘Chimera’ of Parenthood’

Yemen: “The UN has provided a feasible roadmap to the parties” – Security Council Open VTC Briefing

Briefing by Martin Griffiths, Special Envoy of the Secretary-General for Yemen, on the situation in the Middle East (Yemen) during a Security Council Open VTC. The Secretary-General’s Special Envoy for Yemen, Martin Griffiths, today (14 May) told the Security Council that “the United Nations has provided a feasible roadmap to the parties,” and it is … Read more Yemen: “The UN has provided a feasible roadmap to the parties” – Security Council Open VTC Briefing

CELS Webinar: The German Constitutional Court’s decision on PSPP: Constitutional earthquake?

In its judgment pronounced on 5 May, the Second Senate of the Federal Constitutional Court granted several constitutional complaints directed against the Public Sector Purchase Programme (PSPP) of the European Central Bank (ECB). The Court found that the Federal Government and the German Bundestag violated the complainants’ rights under Art. 38(1) first sentence in conjunction … Read more CELS Webinar: The German Constitutional Court’s decision on PSPP: Constitutional earthquake?

High school sweethearts adopt baby boy | WNT

Nicole and Andrew Osterhout’s IVF treatments were halted due to the pandemic, then the couple got a call about baby Finn. WATCH THE FULL EPISODE OF ‘WORLD NEWS TONIGHT’: https://bit.ly/3fQlSu2 WATCH OTHER FULL EPISODES OF WORLD NEWS TONIGHT: http://abc.go.com/shows/world-news-tonight WATCH WORLD NEWS TONIGHT ON HULU: https://hulu.tv/33iKepm #WorldNewsTonight #COVID19 #Adoption #NicolandAndrewOsterhout

Wall Street Week – Full Show (05/08/2020)

May.08 — One of the most iconic brands in financial television returns for today’s issues and today’s world.This week’s Wall Street Week features host David Westin’s interviews with IBM CEO Arvind Krishna, GM CFO Dhivya Suryadevara, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, Sen. Dick Durbin (D-IL), and Mastercard Vice Chair Michael Froman. The conversations examine how technology … Read more Wall Street Week – Full Show (05/08/2020)

Trade-in value of Tesla cars holding up better than gas-powered cars: Ark’s Cathie Wood

May.08 — Cathie Wood, ARK Investment Management CEO & CIO, points to the negative effects of low oil prices on the trade-in value of gas-powered cars. She makes the case for adoption of electric vehicles by pointing to the sustained resale value of EVs, which are benefiting from the volatility in oil markets. She joins … Read more Trade-in value of Tesla cars holding up better than gas-powered cars: Ark’s Cathie Wood

Coronavirus: Could contact tracing help end the UK lockdown? – BBC Newsnight

How is the UK’s contact tracing effort accelerating? And could it become a key way for the UK to ease the strict lockdown measures still in place? Subscribe to our channel here: https://goo.gl/31Q53F In his first appearance back at the daily government briefings, Prime Minister Boris Johnson declared that the UK has past the peak … Read more Coronavirus: Could contact tracing help end the UK lockdown? – BBC Newsnight

Assignment Asia: Leprosy patients remembering their forced quarantine

Forced quarantined, social distancing and other similar restrictions faced by people these days due to fears surrounding COVID-19 are nuisances that many leprosy patients had to face for decades. Back when there was no cure, many shunned those with the disfiguring disease, fearing that it was highly contagious or even hereditary. As a result, many … Read more Assignment Asia: Leprosy patients remembering their forced quarantine

UN Envoy on Youth on Youth, Peace and Security – Security Council Open VTC Briefing

Briefing by Jayathma Wickramanayake, Envoy of the Secretary-General on Youth, on youth, peace and security, during the Security Council Open VTC. She dedicated her statement to all the young people who are putting their communities ahead of them-selves, within war zones, refugee camps, favelas and settlements showcasing grit and leadership that sometimes the world fails … Read more UN Envoy on Youth on Youth, Peace and Security – Security Council Open VTC Briefing

UN Secretary-General on Youth, Peace and Security – Security Council Open VTC

The UN shared Secretary General António Guterres’ opening remarks on outh, peace and security during the Security Council Open VTC. Opening remarks by António Guterres, Secretary-General of the United Nations on youth, peace and security during the Security Council Open VTC. “I welcome this opportunity to present my first report on youth, peace and security.Since … Read more UN Secretary-General on Youth, Peace and Security – Security Council Open VTC